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April 24th, 2005

Alexandra Kosteniuk is holding the smallest chess set ever madeOn April 14, Alexandra was in Colombia on the TV show “Yo, Jose Gabriel”, and she was given as a present the smallest chess chess set ever made, which measures only 1.2 centimeters in total for all 8 squares and pieces! It’s made in Tinjaca, Boyaca (Colombia), and is in Tagua, which is a fruit of the ivory-nut palm, which becomes very hard and is also called vegetable ivory. The artists are Cesar Bonilla and his wife Julia Vergara, who are true masters of their craft. See the chess set next to a standard Queen here, and enlarged here.

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